Youth Inclusive Action on Integrating SDGs, Climate Change & Biodiversity

UNU-IAS will organise an online briefing session on youth inclusive action on integrating SDGs, climate change and biodiversity.

- Asia/Tokyo

On 24 June 2022 UNU-IAS will host an online briefing session on the topic “Youth Inclusive Action on Integrating SDGs, Climate Change & Biodiversity,” ahead of the Third International Conference on Enhancing Synergies between the Paris Agreement and the SDGs. The session aims to encourage active participation and deepen discussions by stakeholders in the Asian region. It will be organised jointly with the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES).


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This event will be held in Japanese and English with simultaneous interpretation provided.


Moderator: Junichi Fujino (Programme Director, Integrated Sustainability Centre, IGES)


Overview of Past Conferences and Expectations for the Third Conference

  • Daniele Violetti (Senior Director, Programmes Coordination, UNFCCC)
  • Minoru Takada (Team Leader, Sustainable Energy, UNDESA)

Purpose of Hosting the Conference in Japan and Messages from Japan and Asia

  • Tokutaro Nakai (Vice Minister, MOEJ)

Significance of Holding the Conference in Asia and Expectations for the Synergy

  • Kaveh Zahedi (Deputy Executive Secretary, UNESCAP)

United Nations University's Knowledge and Contribution

The Focus of Discussions at the Third Meeting

  • Kazuhiko Takeuchi (President, IGES)

From the Stakeholders' Perspectives

  • Kaoru Nemoto (Director, UNIC)
  • Mari Yoshitaka (Principal Sustainability Strategist, Research & Innovation Division Social Impact Partnership Dept, Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting Co., Ltd.)
  • Kizashi Koga (President, Youth Japan)

 Closing Remarks

  • Kazuhiko Takeuchi (President, IGES)

11:0011:30 Session on Conference Participation & Registration

A detailed programme is available.


The International Conference on Enhancing Synergies between the Paris Agreement and the SDGs builds on two previous synergy conferences. The first Global Conference on Strengthening Synergies between the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda took place in April 2019 in Copenhagen. The second conference was organised as a virtual Global Synergies Consultation during May–June 2020, consisting of three separate online events. As a partner of the third conference, UNU is providing expert knowledge for the conference. For more details, please visit the conference website.